December 1, 2022

Mosaic Flight: NASA’s 100th flight director leads Mission Control

“Related: NASAs Artemis program of lunar explorationActing chief flight director Zeb Scoville, “Explorer Flight,” congratulates Fiona Turett, “Mosaic Flight,” on becoming NASAs 100th flight director at Johnson Space Center in Houston on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.”A flight directors group name stays with that flight director forever,” Ed Van Cise, Carbon Flight, wrote in a 2014 introduction to a list of the names. Kwatsi Alibaruho (Defiant Flight), the very first Black flight director, joined the workplace the exact same year.Five people have been called “honorary flight directors,” in addition to the 100 that have actually now served formally in the role. Those honored include the chief of Apollo data top priority coordination, Bill Tindall (Grey Flight); Gene Kranz secretary, Lois Ransdell (Pink Flight); head secretary for the flight directors workplace supporting the space shuttle program, Alene Ganzer (Diamond Flight); director of the objective operations directorate, John ONeill (Scarlet Flight); and Apollo-era flight controller and informal objective control historian, Bob Legler (History Flight).”The first (and only) astronaut to trade his helmet for a headset, Timothy “TJ” Creamer (Saber Flight), ended up being a flight director in 2015 after logging 163 days on the International Space Station.One more member of Turetts 2021 flight director class, Chloe Mehring, is still to serve her first solo shift and reveal her team name.

“Related: NASAs Artemis program of lunar explorationActing chief flight director Zeb Scoville, “Explorer Flight,” congratulates Fiona Turett, “Mosaic Flight,” on ending up being NASAs 100th flight director at Johnson Space Center in Houston on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Kwatsi Alibaruho (Defiant Flight), the very first Black flight director, joined the workplace the same year.Five people have been named “honorary flight directors,” in addition to the 100 that have now served officially in the role. Those honored consist of the chief of Apollo information top priority coordination, Bill Tindall (Grey Flight); Gene Kranz secretary, Lois Ransdell (Pink Flight); head secretary for the flight directors office supporting the space shuttle bus program, Alene Ganzer (Diamond Flight); director of the objective operations directorate, John ONeill (Scarlet Flight); and Apollo-era flight controller and unofficial objective control historian, Bob Legler (History Flight).

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